Girls on the Run fundraiser City Fitness

Fitness Fiesta Fundraiser Breaks Fundraising Record

by Dega Schembri, owner, Foundation Fitness Cleveland Park

On Friday, May 3, City Fitness Gym (now Foundation Fitness) held its annual Fitness Fiesta Fundraiser for Girls On The Run-DC. This year we beat our goal and all past records in fundraising and raised a whopping $3,470!

It is amazing to me that we were able to raise this much money by selling $5 raffle tickets. We have our very dedicated and generous members to thank for their purchase of the tickets but moreover, for their support for Girls On The Run-DC. 

Also, thank you to Girls On The Run for providing such a needed program to the young girls in all eight wards of our city.  Come out Sunday, June 2nd to see the culmination of their efforts with their 5K Run at Freedom Plaza 9 a.m. 

Girls on the Run fundraiser City fitnessPart of our event is a Cook-Off where members and staff show off their culinary skills. This year’s judges were Tony Perry, staff; Ben Makima (son of Girls on the Run Development Director Kelly) and a special thanks to Councilmember Mary Cheh, who continues to support our event and Girls On The Run-DC every year!

Of course, we would not have been able to do this without the support of our Cleveland Park merchants who donated the prizes along with many of our personal trainers and other supporters.  We could not have done it without all of you. 

Below is the list of the Cleveland Park Merchants who provided the prizes for our raffle. Please show them your appreciation by supporting these local small businesses. 

All Fired Up! 
Atomic Billiards 
Brothers Sew and Vac 
Byblos Deli 
City Paws 
Cleveland Park Valet and Dry Cleaning 
Cleveland Park Liquor
Coldstone Creamery 
European Wax Center 
Flamenco Con Magdalena 
Fresh Med 
Paragon Thai 
Tigi Salon 
Weygandt Wines 
Yes! Organic Market 

Finally, an extra special thanks to my staff who dedicated their time and energy to making this event a success.  Team Work Makes The Dream Work! 
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